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February 9, 2013

A judge in Orange County, California has ruled that the local Vietnamese community’s annual Tet Parade can legally bar LGBTs from marching as a group

There will be no formal LGBT entries in this year’s Little Saigon Tet Parade after an Orange County judge ruled that organizers were within their First Amendment rights to bar them from taking part.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Geoffrey T Glass would not grant an injunction requested by the Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations, a coalition of Vietnamese American LGBT groups, to allow them to participate in the parade, stating that parade organizers were within their rights to decide which groups could march.

April 19, 2012

Pang Khee Teik says 'only the morally bankrupt… are threatened by the honesty and transparency of the openly LGBT'

Malaysian sexualities rights activist Pang Khee Teik has responded to MP Zahrain Mohamed Hashim's attempt to table an emergency motion in parliament last week to bar LGBT people from becoming MPs and senators.